Guest Blogger, Billy Howard – helpstopdogfighting.com
Our Note: Dogfighting and dog baiting is well known to those involved, but they make it VERY difficult for outsiders to find them. With the colder weather upon us, it might be even harder in some places to spot a dog fighting ring. This is because the dogs and events may be moved more routinely inside, and snow hides things even though leafless-trees makes it easier to look around. Dogfighting and dog baiting can be anywhere: from deep in a wooded area, to the basement of a condemned or boarded up house, to even someone’s fenced in backyard. If you THINK you see or hear something, or you KNOW about a person or animal involved in dogfighting and/or dog baiting, PLEASE report it.
Many people don’t report it because some dogfighting and dog baiting rings are run by gangs. And ratting on a gang related event is cause for retaliation. But know that you can report dogfighting and dog baiting anonymously to your local 911. Yes, 911 will ask for your information, but legally they cannot and will not make your information known publicly. And if, you are still nervous about reporting dogfighting or dog baiting, reach out to us and WE will report it for you.
Take a moment to google “Report Dog Fighting” for other references and information on how you can help, and report on this brutal and illegal practice.
Let’s End Dog Fighting Together
Many people are not aware of what dog fighting really is, or are aware of the possible signs of a dog fighting operation.
Dog fighting is extremely inhumane and cruel, and the things these dogs are forced to endure are unimaginable.
Do a quick search on the internet and you will learn how dogs are treated and what they are forced to do to fight or be the “bait” dog.
Dogs are stolen from shelters and domestic homes for dog fighting purposes, or raised just for this purpose.
Dog fighting is no “sport”, contrary to those who treat it as a sporting event.
Here in the Alabama area, dog fighting areas and operations usually present signs of multiple dogs (usually pitbull mixes) living outside in 55 gallon barrel drums chained with logging chain (10 feet long). Surrounding that area are usually ropes and chains hanging from trees, with springs attached to those ropes and chains. We see a number of tread mills in the area. And the dogs that are used to fight have scars and/or fresh wounds on their faces and bodies.
Sadly, dog fighting is prevalent is ALL countries. Did you know that within the Unites States, almost every county in every state has dog fighting organizations?
Our organization is www.helpstopdogfighting.com, and we go ANYWHERE in the United States for FREE when it comes to investigating and stopped dog fighting operations. There is up to a $5,000.00 Reward for valid information, and we encourage people to reach out to us if they have any reason to suspect, or have information about, dog fighting. Call 1-877-215-2250.
Dog fighters are not stupid. They are very aware of what they are doing is illegal and inhumane, so they are very careful to conduct these operations in secret and without bringing too much attention to the dogs they are using for dog fighting.
In addition, please visit my own personal endeavor at www.alabamaangelsdogrescue.com. I do ALL rescuing and website maintenance by myself, without any volunteers because where we are located in Alabama it is quite rural and it’s difficult to get interested people to want to help. Anyone wanting to help my dog rescue here, 90% are Death Row Rescued! You can call my local Farmers Co-op at 256-357-4743 and order dog food by phone or through pay-pal listed under my e mail account through Yahoo.
My additional contact information is listed on my website.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and share it.
Thank you to www.just-do-something.org for helping me share my story and spread awareness on this important issue.
Please, do what you can, where and when you can.
– Billy Howard